I first spotted pensive R&B singer Terrell Brown at a show in the Copycat back in the fall and his severe singing matched with almost abstract beats was one of many stand-outs at a show that also included Greydolf, JPEGMAFIA, and Neru (formerly, Neru Isis). Now Terrell Brown's working with producer Schwarz, who recently left Baltimore for Los Angeles but whose effect on the avant side of Baltimore's dance/rap/R&B has remained, and just released a single, 'Never Stressing,' on Schwarz's Nina Pop Records. On 'Never Stressing,' Brown sings, hums, and mumbles about persevering ("Never stressing, my lessons have turned to blessings, I'm alive, I'm high, and they still ain't catch me") over a malevolent beat from Schwarz that recalls G-Funk at its most scorched and unforgiving. RIYL: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, GZA's "Liquid Swords," Fetty Wap, Durutti Column, and Eddie Kendricks.
Listen to Terrell Brown's 'Never Stressing' below and head over to the Nina Pop's Bandcamp to buy the track.